Maori board’s web glitch
A Maori board’s website has already been brought down twice in 2017, and no one knows why.
The Independent Maori Statutory Board (IMSB), which was formed by Auckland Council in 2010 to promote Maori issues in Auckland, has a website featuring information on economic, environmental, cultural and social issues relevant to Maori.
The site has crashed twice so far this year.
IMSB spokeswoman Simone Andersen said it was aware of the problem and was working on fixing it.
‘‘I don’t know why it’s gone down, our developers are sort of speculating at the moment,’’ Andersen said.
IMSB is ratepayer funded and received nearly $3 million in revenue from Auckland Council in the year to June 30.
Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance discovered the website was suspended when it went looking for information.
Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes said it wanted answers as to why the site was down.
‘‘Ratepayers should be able to expect more, websites and databases should remain online.’’
Andersen said it was probably related to the website being updated to make it more interactive, which might have made the website vulnerable.
‘‘The board will be working to make sure it has better security.’’
The Independent Maori Statutory Board is unsure why its website has gone down twice in 2017.